BYU Football: What is the future of NCAA Football?

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BOISE, ID – NOVEMBER 6: Quarterback Cade Fennegan #8 of the Boise State Broncos gets sacked during second half action against the BYU Cougars at Albertsons Stadium on November 6, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. BYU won the game 51-17. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

NCAA Football is about to enter uncharted territory with NIL and the transfer portal.

If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints you will remember the feeling when President Nelson seemed to announce drastic change to the church every six months in General Conference. For many those times were filled with uncertain optimism and hesitancy for the quick changes. (Yes there is a reason I am bringing up the LDS church that will be clear later)

If you are reading this and not a member of the LDS faith, think something along the lines of the first few weeks of Covid when guidelines and rules were changing almost by the minute.

NCAA Football has just entered that chaotic state.

With the NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) taking effect and the transfer portal becoming cooler than chocolate milk at the BYU Creamery, change is coming to college football. The only question is, what kind of change?

Regardless of what the change is, it is going to have a huge effect on BYU Football and possibly BYU Basketball as well. I don’t think the other sports will be effected as much. In fact, the changes could be so drastic, that my focus has gone from conference realignment to this transfer portal/NIL change.

After quite a bit of research I’ve come to the conclusion that it is going to be one of three things, two of which could help BYU Football, and one could essentially destroy it.

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